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#MeToo Panel Discussion

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Room 2.01/2, Bush House

30 Aldwych

King's College London, Strand Campus

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WC2B 4BG

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Early in October the hashtag #MeToo was used by thousands of people across the world as way exposing the scale of sexual harassment and violence taking place across various sections of society.Here at King's, It Stops Here is a collaborative campaign by the university and KCLSU to build an environment to make sure that students, staff and community members feel welcome, supported and safe regardless of who they are.

It Stops Here is hosting a #MeToo panel discussion as part of Consent Week events and showcase the perspectives of various student leaders at KCLSU to discuss different experiences of sexual harassment violence with student communities and how intersectionality plays an important role in the prevention, training and support for survivors.

Speakers include:

Hareem Ghani, a third year history student at King’s as well as the National Women’s Officer for the National Union of Students (NUS). She has previously worked on anti-harassment campaigns, including It Stops Here. More recently she had been leading campaigns on harassment that focus specifically on the intersections of race, religion and gender e.g. gendered Islamophobia.

Mahamed Abdullahi, the elected Vice President Postgraduate at KCLSU. One of his aims this year is to combat sexual harassment, particularly staff on student at Post-Graduate Research (PGR) level.

Georgie Spearing, the Head of the Students’ Union Disabled Association and the LGBT+ Society President. Georgie has bipolar and epilepsy disorder and is a survivor. Georgie is non-binary and uses (they/them) pronouns but likes presenting as femme.

Aida Abashar, is the current Co-President of KCL’s Intersectional Feminist Society and an active campaigner for the Palestinian cause. She is a second-year History and International Relations student at King’s and has given a TED Talk on the importance of using writing to tell your story and has most recently had her writing featured on gal-dem.

The panel also takes place during Islamophobia Awareness Month and will look at the intersection between Islamophobia and sexual harassment.

If you have experienced sexual harassment, you should not have to tolerate it. Regardless of whether it has taken place on campus, in residence, Union spaces or outside of the university, staff at King’s and KCLSU are available to provide support and advice.

Visit the It Stops Here Portal for support and advice.

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